The last knitwear designer to appear on “Project Runway,” season six stitcher Gordana Gehlhausen, didn’t take home the $100,000 prize or the additional spoils that come with reaching the top of the fashion reality show heap. But she did place in the final four and returned for another chance to win the top prize in “Project Runway: All Stars” (she failed to win “All Stars” as well).
Enter Joseph Aaron Segal. The Framingham native, who now lives in Providence, is hoping that his knitwear expertise will take him slightly further than Gehlhausen on “Project Runway.”
(h/t to @tova_s)
I had to chuckle… When I went looking for moebius patterns the other day, I completely overlooked this beauty by Kristin Omdahl. While I love the reversible cable, I’m a bit undecided about the dropped stitches. I have the feeling that the yarn I’ll be using is less durable than the bulky yarn she’s used, plus the cables will be vertical the way I’m knitting it. Hmm…thoughts, opinions?
November is just around the corner and while writers are sharpening their pens for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), knitters around the globe are gearing up for the knitting equivalent, National Sweater Knitting Month.
The weather here in Israel is being very cooperative. Daytime temps are now in the 25C range, with cooler mornings and evenings, and hopefully will stay that way for a while, although we know there are no guarantees of that happening! It does inspire one to pick up one’s knitting needles, especially if watching the occasional rain and lightning storm is involved.
My NaKniSweMo project is a reversible cable moebius wrap, very loosely based on this pattern. This is a good project for me since full sweaters are just too hot here for the most part and it will keep me warm in the summer months too in the sub-arctic office my boss insists on having. Plus it fits my old/new motto of “small projects that have a chance of being finished in my lifetime.”
So now you know what I’m knitting (though if you’ve been keeping up with this blog you probably could have guessed). What will you be knitting for NaKniSweMo?
but this time in Tel Aviv!
And I’m a bit late to the party, as this event started on October 1st, but users of Evernote are invited to participate in a Knit-Along with prizes. You’ve got until the end of October for this one, so if you aren’t yet using Evernote (is there anyone left that doesn’t?), here’s an excellent reason to do so, learn how to use Evernote for your knitting and maybe pick up a prize as well.
Cahors, France-August 2012
Notice the people standing around in disbelief and shock, confused about this event. If you have any information about this yarnbombing, please share it in the comments.
My yarn radar was working overtime while we were in southern France, but only struck gold in the lovely medieval city of Cahors, one of our last stops, at A. Pygmalion at Place du Marché. We visited the Old Town during Wednesday’s market day, which was enjoyable by itself. Ironically, even though we saw more than just a few sheep dotting the excruciatingly picturesque French countryside, there was very little 100% wool available in the shop. The yarn I finally purchased was a 50-50 wool-acrylic blend, made in Spain!